Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Relationships and Resilience

The finding that child emotional regulation skill was a weaker protective factor than the caregiver-child relationship, or other levels of the child's ecology, is an important one and challenges the notion that resilience is a quality that "resides" in a person.
Kliewer, W., Cunningham, J.N., Diehl, R., Parrish, K.A., Walker, J.M., Atiyeh, C., Neace, B., Duncan, L., Taylor, K. & Mejia, R. (2004). Violence Exposure and Adjustment in Inner-City Youth: Child and Caregiver Emotion Regulation Skill, Caregiver-Child Relationship Quality, and Neighborhood Cohesion as Protective Factor. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 33(3), 477-487. 

Our relationships make us who we are, they make us stronger, they are the reason we overcome.  Relationships.

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